GRETNA – An emergency medical services employee and his employer are being sued by a man who claims he was injured when an ambulance struck his car while carrying an injured patient.

Damian Brown filed suit against Arkady Hennessy, New Orleans EMS, the City of New Orleans and the Honorable Joseph “Mitch” Landrieu in the 24th Judicial District Court on Sept. 11.

Brown claims that on Sept. 22, 2013 he was leaving the Lowe’s parking lot located at 121 Jefferson Highway in Jefferson and proceeding through a green light when Hennessey, operating a New Orleans EMS vehicle with an injured person aboard, ran a red light and rammed into his car. The plaintiff alleges the defendant was cited for a red signal light violation in the accident. Brown contends that he was injured in the accident.

The defendant is accused of failing to see what should have been seen, falling to maintain proper control of his vehicle, failing to maintain proper lookout and careless and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering.

Brown  is represented by Tony Dooley of the New Orleans-based The Dooley Law Firm LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division P Judge Lee V. Faulkner Jr.

Case no. 742-241.

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